Monday, April 17, 2006

Saved

If you follow the national news then you may have heard about the little girl here in Oklahoma who was so horrifically murdered. It hurts me to think that people can be so depraved.


When a girl was raped by my house, so close, so very close, it sickened me .I was awake TV off, writing. My neighbors felt the same way several were awake when he hurt her. We didn’t hear a thing, not one thing. This little girl was so brutally murdered right by her family they were looking for her and she was right there. It turns my stomach and makes me boil with anger. How can someone hurt a child? I pray for her family. The anger and pain must be unbearable.


The thing that I wrestle with is this: How can he ever be forgiven?


It says that all he has to do is ask, he just has to accept Jesus into his heart and he will be able to sit at the table with that little girl. This is mind blowing.


Only the son of God could have come for us. We as humans would be making a selection of those who could go and those who couldn’t. We wouldn’t have the same forgiving heart that God has for us.


I’ve asked my son this question as he grows older. Son would you die for that person? (I then point to a stranger) He looked at the man on the side of the road and shrugged. Would you let someone beat you, mock you, and pound nails into you then hang you up to die? Honestly, he says, I don’t think so.


I think that Jesus would have come for one person and gone through the pain just as he did for all of us. I’m thankful that He isn’t part of a club that picks who’s in and who’s not. I’m blessed by the fact that He has a better heart than humans do.


Pray for the people who are hurting by this horrific crime.

2 comments:

codepoke said...

Staggering.

I don't think there's anything wrong with remembering "Vengance is mine, says the Lord, I will repay." He will either extract full payment from that man, or from His Son.

Milly said...

I agree.